http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/annotate/0bb4773db082/browser/base/content/browser.js#l5247 Instead of checking the middlemouse.paste pref as would make sense, we're checking for its implied status via general.autoScroll.
Hi JDM, I'm interested in working on this bug. Can you please assign this to me?
Hi JDM, I tried reproducing this bug using the following steps. In the latest alpha build (2nd August, 2013) set the middlemouse.paste preference in about:config to false. Copied a line of text using Ctrl+C and tried pasting it by clicking the mouse middle button. I could not paste the text. In another test, I re-enabled the preference in about:config and tried pasting. I was able to paste the text. Please let me know if I'm missing anything.
PS: I am testing in Fedora Release 18 (Spherical Cow) 64-bit - kernel version "Kernel Linux 3.9.11-200.fc18.x86_64"
I can reproduce it when I right click on a link and choose to copy it. The next time I press the middle mouse button I am instantly taken to that URL.
(In reply to Josh Matthews [:jdm] from comment #4) > I can reproduce it when I right click on a link and choose to copy it. The > next time I press the middle mouse button I am instantly taken to that URL. How does the value of middlemouse.contentLoadURL affect this?
Curses! All this time! Sorry to lead you astray srinath.
No worries JDM! :)
I set middlemouse.paste to false. I open a text editor and write the text "ab" and copy it. I go back to firefox and middle-clicking does nothing. I go back to the text editor and write "a:b" and copy it. I go back to firefox and middle-clicking pastes the text into the URL box.